What powers our accurate, professional-looking estimates?

There are lots of estimating services out there; a mix of one-man-bands and larger businesses, some based in the UK, some using estimators overseas. But there’s only one company producing estimates here in the UK using EstimatorXpress software, and that’s the HBXL Estimating Service.

And we’ve plenty of examples where our professional-looking quotes have been proved as more accurate than others. Plus, lots of reasons why we’re chosen over others – and the quality of the quotes is definitely one of them.

EstimatorXpress is the multi award-winning, fast, accurate estimating software for domestic construction projects such as new builds, extensions and renovations. It has become the industry standard and thousands of building firms around the UK use the software day in day out. everything you need to price building work


The software has gained recognition by national and international awards-bodies. EstimatorXpress was a finalist in the Building Magazine ‘Digital Efficiency Initiative of the Year 2017’. And the accolades for the company are too numerous to mention in this article!

One of the reasons for the software’s ongoing popularity is the regular addition of new features, whether in response to customer requests, or the result of the imaginative thinking that the sales, support and development teams give to the software in the name of busy, hard-working builders.

Live material prices

In the engine room of the software there’s a database packed with tens of thousands of live material prices from a number of partner builder merchants -the “Price Tracker™”. Drawing these costs from the thousands of built-in estimating calculators that create the 100% accurate estimates.

HBXL call these calculators ‘workbooks’ and there’s one for just about every aspect of domestic construction. In other words there are workbooks for every imaginable roof type, type of floor and so on.

Head and shoulders above

You will not find another  estimating software on the market today in the UK with the level of accuracy and detail that will be found in EstimatorXpress.


When you’re considering who should do your valuable quoting – think about the software the estimator is using to create your quote and who you should use. At the end of the day you get what you pay for. And in our experience, buy cheap and you buy twice.

Give Ian a call on 0117 916 7894 to discuss your requirements or take a look at some samples here.